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ANSYS Releases v15.0

December 18, 2013

CAE Associates is pleased to announce that ANSYS has released version 15.0 of its simulation software suite.  This enhanced version enables complete multiphysics workflows for leading simulation practices. For structures, ANSYS 15.0 gives users greater insight into simulating composites. For fluids, users can now study turbomachinery flow paths with greater fidelity than ever before! As we do every year, CAE Associates will be hosting regional ANSYS v15 Update seminars in March, which will provide a comprehensive demonstration of the new features and enhancements.

Some highlighted features that CAE Associates thinks you might be interested in:

Workbench Integration and Meshing:

  • Enhanced shared topology for better multi-body part mapped meshing
  • Improved hex meshing robustness
  • Import legacy model(s) and/or third party meshes into Mechanical
  • Import an assembly of multiple external models (mesh based) and/or existing Mechanical models
  • Access element data in Mechanical
  • Enhanced mapping of external data (velocity, initial stress or strain, pressures etc.)

Finite Element Analysis:

  • Automatic mesh rezoning
  • Fracture mechanics advancements including T-Stress
  • Many composite analysis new features including material cohesion failure and progressive damage
  • Hysteretic material cycling using combined creep and Chaboche kinematic hardening
  • Predicting the effects of aging and wear using Archard Wear
  • 2D to 3D submodeling

Computational Fluid Dynamics:

  • Improved solver robustness
  • Advancements in Moving and Deforming Mesh
  • Adjoint solver extended to include the energy equation for thermal analyses
  • Numerous model enhancements and extensions for multiphase flow
  • Enhanced modeling of detailed chemical mechanisms, including more species and dynamic mechanism reduction
  • Turbomachinery features including continued Transient Blade Row development and new exit-corrected mass-flow outlet boundary condition
  • Extended multiphysics coupling capabilities

High Performance Computing:

  • Improved solver scalability
  • Parallel Processing in Meshing
  • Fluent Coupled Solver GPU Acceleration
  • Multiple GPU Support within Workbench Mechanical